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A report published by the HM Inspectorate of Probation following an inspection in January rates the service, run by Oxfordshire County Council, as “good” overall. Chief inspector of probation Justin Russell praised the “innovative” range of work being done to help children who had been victims or were at risk of exploitation through initiatives including clinics run by Oxfordshire police […]

OXFORDSHIRE YOUTH JUSTICE SERVICE PRAISED OVER WORK TO TACKLE CHILD ...


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The heroin and crack cocaine retail market has been overtaken by the county lines model, which is driving increased violence in the drugs market and the exploitation of young people and vulnerable drug users. The first part of Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs can be found here. Click for the full article https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-drugs-phase-one-report  

The Illicit Drugs Market Is Worth An Estimated £9.4 billion ...


Fiona Simpson writes in CYP NOW that as many as 40 young offenders may be granted temporary release from young offender institutions and secure training centres due to the coronavirus pandemic. CYP Now understands that young offenders are set to make up one per cent of the 4,000 prisoners eligible for the Ministry of Justice’s temporary release scheme. As many as […]

YOUNG OFFENDERS ELIGIBLE FOR TEMPORARY RELEASE TO EASE SPREAD OF ...



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Youth custody centres in England and Wales are so unsafe that a “tragedy” is “inevitable”, the chief inspector of prisons has said. Peter Clarke wrote to ministers earlier this year, after what he says was such a “staggering” decline in standards. Launching his annual report, he said not a single establishment inspected was safe to hold young people. The Ministry of […]

Youth custody centres ‘so unsafe a tragedy is inevitable’


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